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An off-duty Roseville police officer who was pulled over by Ferndale police in November while driving the wrong way on Woodward has been charged with reckless driving. 

David Raymer, 40, of Macomb Township, has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor. 

Raymer was stopped by a Ferndale officer around 12:30 am. Nov. 9. 

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The officer, a 14-year veteran of Roseville police, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol but was not administered a Breathalyzer test. When the Ferndale officer realized that the driver was an off-duty cop, he called his supervisor, who directed him to bring the driver to the station. 

At the station, the desk lieutenant made the decision to drive the off-duty officer and his passenger home. About a week later another officer raised questions about how the situation was handled.

Ferndale police launched an internal investigation into the incident and notified Roseville police Roseville police. They have since suspended Raymer with pay until the investigation concludes. 

“The officer has certain due process rights and those will be followed,” said Roseville Police Chief James Berlin, who noted that the department was taking the matter “very seriously” and was “embarrassed and chagrined” by the alleged actions. 

“It is definitely different for police officers, if you’re involved in a criminal act off duty it can affect your job,” he said. “We’re supposed to be an example.” 

Raymer was released on a $1,500 personal bond. He is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 18.

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